Wettest year for a century: 2012

The year 2012 was the wettest year in England for 100 years.

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Met Office stats: Wettest year for a century in England

1036mm of rain fell in the South of England in 2012. That is 130% of the average rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 30% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.

In the South East of England there was 999.7mm, 127% of the average level of rainfall for the years between 1981 and 2010, meaning rainfall was 27% higher than the average for 1981 - 2010.

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